The “virtual OR:” creation of a surgical video-based gynaecologic surgery teaching session to improve medical student orientation and supplement surgical learning during COVID-19

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  • Jocelyn Stairs Dalhousie University
  • Baharak Amir Dalhousie University
  • Brett Vair Dalhousie University

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https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.72081

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The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in changes to clinical clerkship delivery including decreased surgical exposure. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Dalhousie University developed a novel, resident-led learning experience using a curated presentation of operative footage. This session aimed to improve medical students’ orientation to the operative environment and supplement teaching on pelvic anatomy and gynaecologic surgery in response to decreased exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical students perceived this session as valuable and felt it improved their preparedness for the operating room. This initiative has the potential to improve medical student orientation to the operative environment.

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Jocelyn Stairs, Dalhousie University

Urogynaecology Fellow

Division of Urogynaecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Baharak Amir, Dalhousie University

Associate Professor; Division Head, Gynaecology

Division of Urogynaecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Brett Vair, Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor; Director, Undergraduate Medical Education

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

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2021-05-13 — Updated on 2021-09-15

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Stairs J, Amir B, Vair B. The “virtual OR:” creation of a surgical video-based gynaecologic surgery teaching session to improve medical student orientation and supplement surgical learning during COVID-19. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2021 Sep. 15 [cited 2024 May 26];12(4):149-51. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/72081

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